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Galaxy Note 7 Pre-Orders are Apparently “Highest Ever” for a Galaxy Phone

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According to reports out of Korea, pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 are crazy good. So good in fact, the Galaxy Note 7 pre-order numbers are the “highest ever” for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

For a bit more detail, using industry data as of August 9, the device has been pre-ordered 200,000 times in two days alone. Keep in mind, that figure is reported to be South Korea only. Given this device is to launch globally on August 19, it’s safe to assume that number spikes greatly when you add on pre-orders from Europe, US, and other parts of Asia. 

In total, Samsung is said to be producing 5 million units for its first batch of shipments that will go across the globe. That might seem like a high expectation, but given just how much Samsung is pushing the device via its marketing channels, it wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of people purchased this device.

Speaking of the marketing behind this phone, have you streamed any of the Olympics this year? If so, you’ve undoubtedly seen a commercial for this device at least 100x.

Were you one of customers who pre-ordered? Excited for your new device to ship?

Via: Korea Herald
  • seadoc

    Got mine two days ago and love it – Best phone ever made – and the blue is gorgeous!!!

  • vcarvega

    I pre-ordered the phone… the coral blue shipment still isn’t in at Best Buy :-/. They also said the only carrier they currently have an extra units for, if you did not pre-order, is Sprint.

  • The_Dynasty

    Just got a text message from VZW that my order was “accepted” and shipment info will be sent when it’s ready to ship. I’m going to assume they’re finally starting to batch process (invoice) pre-orders and getting devices ready to ship out on Wednesday (assuming two-day shipping via UPS for Friday delivery.)

  • cooldoods

    Good for Samsung but they lost me with the Note 5. The Note series is no longer cutting edge for Samsung but rather a larger iteration of the S series. I’m looking at the LG V20 instead to possibly replace my V10.

  • Dion Hurd

    Pre-ordered and can’t wait!

  • Vooyah

    The Note 7 is the first phone I have ever pre-ordered (coral blue!). I currently have the OnePlus One and can’t wait to dump this thing. It’s not a bad phone, but it was pretty disappointing to me.

    • Michael

      Enjoy! Ordered it in blue as well

  • cbn4forums

    I would buy this phone if they could delivery OS updates in a timely fashion and I am not even suggesting something close to Nexus schedule, let us say 4-6 months after the Nexus gets the update. Look Android N has been out in the wild for a very very long time, any OEM who really cares about customer being on the latest OS shouldn’t be releasing a phone this late in the year without it…LG seems to be doing it right with their V20.
    Does anyone know how timely updates are on unlocked versions of Samsung phones?

    • trevorsalienarms

      Shockingly, VZW at least, has seemed to be getting better as of late. Not sure about Android N being out in the wild for a “very, very long time”….

  • Eric Butler

    T-Mobile had to back order the blue one. I preordered the black one this morning.

  • Jeremy

    I really wanted one, but I checked it out in the store and I just don’t like that curve, even if it is subtle. Oh well.

  • StinkinLinkin

    I cannot wait for this phone!! I Pre-Ordered my Note 7 through Samsung and received my Gear Fit 2 a couple of days later. Verizon website showed it would take 9-12 weeks to receive the watch. Pretty Cool, other than paying full retail (Unlimited Data) it was a much smoother experience than buying through Verizon. And I worked at Verizon, I recently left after 7 Years.

  • DC_Guy

    I just read that Samsung confirmed a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage model that will be released “as a test” in China first. I’m considering canceling my Note 7 pre-order and waiting a couple months to see if that model makes its way to the USA.

  • Chad

    Pre-ordered a black one from Verizon earlier this week! Time to put my Note 3 down, its been a great phone but the last 9 months of so have really started to show its age.

  • killa2000

    It really makes it hard to buy this device knowing that they are selling the Chinese version with 6gb ram and 128gb storage… This is an insult to the American people…

  • TechGuy22

    too much money specially it’s going to be locked down by knox and stuff. no thanks

  • Defenestratus

    Surprise Surprise

    Big phone == big sales.

    Stop making puny phones, stop losing money.

  • Francesjelder2

    <<hp. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!ir244m:….,….,.

  • TylerChappell

    Absolutely zero reason at all to purchase a Note 7, whose resale value will drop by $500 within 2 years and be outperformed by a $400-$500 phone by then.
    Especially when there’s a large-screen Nexus just on the horizon whose 128GB model will probably cost AT LEAST $100 less than the Note 7. Besides, the Note 7’s removable storage is already outdated on release. 😉

    • trevorsalienarms

      That cycle is the exact same one for any new device.

      • TylerChappell

        The majority of new devices don’t come with an $850 pricetag, nitwit.

        • trevorsalienarms

          Wow. Name calling. Nice.

          I guess when you can’t respond to a comment or point you disagree with any sort of well considered or thoughtful response, that’s the go-to move? Good for you.

    • wow

      Dude, your comment is so ignorant. OF COURSE the value will drop $350 in 2 years!!! You know how long 2 years is?? a SUPER LONG TIME! And while you write ridiculous comments on DL, I’m going to be enjoying it Day 1 and Day 2 and Day 3 and Day 4 and on and on and on. Plus, the Nexus won’t have an SPEN, won’t be water resistant, won’t have an SD card, won’t have as nice of a camera, won’t have as nice of a screen, etc etc. So OF COURSE it will be less money!! WHY? Because it’s less of a phone!!! *mic drop*

      • TylerChappell

        Wow. You’re incredibly stupid. Even worse than an Apple sheep. The SPen is not even a valid reason to purchase a Note. Literally no one uses the S-pen on a daily basis for anything remotely productive or work related. Most people just doodle with it. Writing digital post-it notes to oneself with it is virtually it’s only use, and that’s just doodling. They’re not charging more for it because it’s more of a phone. They’re charging more for it because people like you are total suckers.

  • HeatFan786

    Samsung really outdid themselves on their products this year, but the price point for the Note 7 is too much for me. I can’t bear to spend $850 on a phone when the OP3 does most of the same stuff, except for VR on QHD HDR screens, S-Pen multi-tasking, provide water resistance, or any other difference Samsung offers. The core features: Social Media, texting, photography, calls, and app selection are almost the same, so it doesn’t warrant a $450 price difference.

    If Samsung cut the carriers out, dropped the price a little, provided Google or Amazon like customer service, and updated their phones as fast as HTC, then they would be in the driver’s seat for dominating each category for Android. They have most stuff checked out, but now is the time to see if they can add to their run.

  • Johnny Dwyer

    Not interested, I’ll stick with my Note5 and it’s 16 megapixel shooter. Give me a device that can Zoom and take great shots over a low light shooter any day. Who ever figures that out I’ll be your first customer

  • Bobb

    I kind of want one

  • Droid4life

    Anyone (such as myself) going from a Note 4 to GN7?

    • B!

      🖑 Me.

    • cdm283813

      Huge upgrade. Only thing missing is removable battery but you gain such a beautiful design. Hell, everything is an improvement from a Note 4. Even the S-Pen tip is better.

      • B!

        How many removable battery issues did the S6 variants & Note 5 have vs expandable memory? Hopefully the removable battery complaints can die along with the Touchwiz is laggy complaints.

        • tedkord2

          The main issue is degradation, which affects all phones with non removable batteries. After a year of charging, it just doesn’t hold as much. I wish we could get removable batteries back.

          • B!

            That happens with removable batteries as well.

          • Marcus

            You have it figured out I try to be so careful with my battery now, it would be so much easier if I could just buy another one. There would be less reason to upgrade.

          • wow

            you can get Samsung to replace the battery for like $40 i think. Do that every 18 months and no need to ever buy a new phone….

    • I’m going from the Note 3 to the 7… huge huge jump for me.

  • ckeegan

    “but but but, it’s too expensive.” ;'(

    – people without enough money

    • B!

      This 🍑🕳.

      • Rod

        Grape hole?

    • needa

      I wish I had more money than sense. No doubt about it.

      • ckeegan

        It has nothing to do with having more money than sense. That’d be like arguing that the guy with the Tesla overpaid, and should have bought a Hyundai electric car instead. The reality is that the guy arguing just didn’t have the money for the Tesla. The Note 7 is comparably priced to some competitors, and justified to the extent that I preordered at full retail, and threw in a Gear VR as well.

        • vtpmt81

          That is not always true. I know plenty of well off people that carry flip phones and Blackberry phones and low end/mid-range Android phones. Some people just don’t think a phone is worth $850. Now based on economics – this phone is worth it because it is top of the line in every area except sound. It is the same with everything from cars, to houses, to wine, to food, etc. I know people that drive crap cars and live in nice houses and vice versa. For people that don’t think this phone is worth it – there are several good phones that cost less.

          • ckeegan

            I agree 100%, which is why his comment that people spending $850 nn a phone has something to do with a lack of sense is completely false.

        • needa

          First off — there is no comparable car to a Tesla, as there are no EVs that can go 240-300 miles on a charge. There are also no other OEMs with a supercharging network. If you don’t want to burn oil and you want something that is comparable to the once a week stop to fill up on fuel, the Tesla is your only option. Secondly… there are tons of phones from many of manufacturers, at various price points. When you look at return on investment… the Note is just about, if not the, worst buying decision one can make. Kinda like buying a brand new Volt/Leaf.
          Yes… I wholeheartedly believe that the Note7 is the absolute best phone that has ever been produced (read: except for the cellular antennas and sound), but that doesn’t mean I need to spend $930 on something that is no better than an $400 phone for what the average guy uses it for. Unless, of course, you are one of the one-percenters that actually use/need the stylus. For those peeps… my argument is completely moot.
          Can I put a Note on my credit card and have it paid off before the bill comes in? Absolutely. Do I have other things that the would be smarter to put that excess $500 on? You better believe it.

          • ckeegan

            Ok, Tesla was a bad example. Let go with any two sedans of your choosing. How about BMW 5 series to Kia Optima? Both do the same things, but one group is able to spend more on one thing than another.

            Secondly, the Note 7 is not $930. I paid $864 (full retail, and no credit of any kind involved), but it also came with a 256mb memory card. Now, obviously no one would have paid $200 retail for that card, and maybe people dont need that storage capacity. Choose to spend your money on whatever you want, but telling others that they have no sense is ridiculous. Simple fact is that some people have more disposable income than others, and nobody should give a crap what they spend it on. I’m sure your Kia is a fine automobile.

  • dalestrauss

    I think there is going to be a good number of iPhone 6/6s Plus converters like myself. I’ve been with iPhone since v1 in 2007, but the upcoming 6se Plus (can’t bring myself to call it iPhone 7) is meh, and the GN7 has an extraordinary screen and feature list second to none. I was astounded how much smaller it felt in my hand than my 6sP, and has an even larger screen.

    • James_75

      Agreed…. I know at least 3 people who are making the jump to Android because of this device and some of the odd choices Apple is making with the iP7 (no headphone jack for instance). Are you familiar with Android already? … custom Samsung themes, icon packs, Nova, etc?

      • Turb0wned

        And like most of them, 2 of the 3 will jump back.

        • James_75

          I think it depends on how invested into the Apple ecosystem they are…

          • defcon888

            I have an iPad 4 and my daughter has the iPhone 6s. Me having the iPad 4 is enough APPLE ecosystem for me. While the Apple products have great apps that the Androids don’t (Garage band, Music Note taking), it isn’t enough of a reason for me to jump. I am coming back to the Note after having the Note 3 then LG G4….totally excited. I ordered the blue one.

        • tedkord2

          No one I know who’s made the jump has jumped back.

    • cdm283813

      The iPhone has it’s pro’s. If all you need is a basic, fast phone that receives updates it’s the best out there. But as of today Samsung is killing them in the design and feature department. With all the iPhone leaks pointing to a very minor design update (3 years in a row) it’s clearly visible that Apple is lost without Steve Jobs. Nobody is kicking butt over there to come up with new design ideas. Take the Apple Pencil for example. Who wants a stylus that’s not built into the device and to add insult to injury they want $100 for it? Samsung has incorporated the S-Pen into the original Note since the very beginning and is one of the reasons why it’s still king Phablet.
      But trust me, if Samsung does not do something different next year with the S8 I may have to dog them out as well. A phone design should last 2 years tops. I’m ready for Samsung to dump the front buttons and make the iris scanner dead simple and reliable to use . Do that in a shorter S7/N7 body that’s good for me.

      • B!

        “I’m ready for Samsung to dump the front buttons…”

        Hello Moto…and LG…and HTC…and the last 4 Nexus phones……I’m cool with the physical home button & capacitive buttons. Maybe they could do like OnePlus did & make it optional for both.

        • cdm283813

          Or maybe do something different with that area. Something more innovating than physical home button with back and recent.

          • B!

            I think the only thing innovative they could do would be to leave it blank & allow the area to be customized with gestures.

        • defcon888

          I have the LG G4 and the buttonless buttons are cool….not having a physical button is kinda annoying at times especially after the MM upgrade and the phone has become CRAPPY laggy where it will take literally 5 seconds sometime to display the buttons.

          • B!

            Dang. Yea my Note 4 had become laggy as hell since MM but it is a refurb & that really does make a difference. I’m surprised that your phone lags though being that it’s not 2 years old yet.

      • Ihavenewnike

        To be fair, a stylus outside the device can be OK. Take the Surface Pro 4 and Book, their stylus is not built in but works very very well.

        • cdm283813

          Not question about the stylus working well. It’s about designing the stylus into the soul of the device. If the stylus was not built into the Note from the beginning I doubt we would have the Note 7 today. I don’t want the stylus to be an afterthought, something you must remember to bring with you.
          The stylus should have been built into the iPad Pro. When you make it optional the people developing pen optimized apps don’t care as much. Every single Note has a stylus, that’s what I meant.

          • Ihavenewnike

            It is a different discussion here. The All Notes come with a stylus and has apps built in to use it, but so does the Surface line. The books come with the stylus and some of the Property 4 configurations do to. And on top of that the Note taking application is built into the device and pushed hard. The Apple Pencil on the other hand is just there if you want it and doesn’t seem to be supported too strongly by apple.

  • I’m eggsellent

    Totally bummed out samsung site sold out for at&t and can’t get a sd or a fit 2…went and pre order at&t paid the 900 +$$ tax …so I got a device but nothing extra I’m still pretty excited to check this out in blue!!!

    • James_75

      Once you get your phone take the IMEI number and register it on the Samsung promotions website. https://promos.samsungpromotions.com/galaxyoffer/en-us/Enter

      Then pick which free item you want.. then wait 8 weeks. Offer expires on the 28th I think.

      Are you saying you won’t get the phone until after the 28th now?

      • I’m eggsellent

        I was wondering about that I’m platinum..alot of devs..and was hoping to see if it would apply. Fine print is that only 200,000 available. It’s worth a try thanks.

      • I’m eggsellent

        Pretty order at&t says 17th 18th

  • JP

    I guess it’s good it has no cutting edge tech so it won’t be sold out at launch.

  • XvierX

    Preordered a black onyx note 7 on T-Mobile last week. Last Note I owned was a Note 2 which I loved. I’m upgrading from my Galaxy S7 but I’m still not sure which freebie I’m going to order. Initially I thought I’d take the fit 2 but now I’m not so sure.

    • B!

      I can benefit from the SD card way more than a smart watch. Even at places when they don’t allow you to have cellphones when you get the call or notification on your watch you still have to wait until you get to use your phone vs having the freedom of recording you kids’ recital & not using any phone storage. That’s just me though.

      • XvierX

        Good points. I already have a 64gb card that has 23gb’s free but with a kid coming soon I may need a larger size.

        • B!

          Wow! Nail on the head. Congrats man! Yea you’ll use the rest of that 64GB up in no time.

      • Iz Zoo

        That’s true and I upgraded with Att and they give a free gear s2 with 2 year contract so I’m already getting a smart watch.

      • defcon888

        Just looked on Amazon….a Patriot 126GB card for $33.00. The benefit with the 256GB that you can get from Samsung is that it is a Samsung branded card so it is guaranteed to work flawlessly. I am leaning to the watch just because I have had my 128GB card for a year and only filled it up to 51%.

        My only reason to get the SD card would be for the VR Goggles. I hear those video’s eat up memory.

        • B!

          Dang I didn’t know the VR vids are only on the phone. You’re right about Samsungs SD card working flawlessly. I’ve had mine for 2 years & it’s been perfect whereas I’ve had a couple SanDisk cards crap out on me.

    • defcon888

      I am at that crossroad myself. My LG came with a 128GB card and it is only a little over 50% filled up and that is a lot lot of music and movies and videos (which most I can backup onto my computer). I already have a garmin Vivoactive smartwatch, so, I don’t know. I wish they would give some VR goggles or a wireless charger pad (1 for home, 1 for work).

      But I might go for the Smartwatch….but then again, maybe the 256GB card………choices choices.

  • philnolan3d

    I’m really excited for this phone however, I remember when I went from 3 to 5 T-Mobile made me put down like $70 for the new phone. Plus a bunch of tax. I don’t think I have the extra money right now. Maybe.

    • carhauler1969

      Go to T-Mobile & have them sign you up for Jump On Demand, it might cost you $21, but you can get any phone for $0 up front out of pocket.

      • philnolan3d

        I think they considered that last time but at that point it was cheaper to do it this way. I’ll see what they say this time though, it’s a different situation now. Thanks.

  • James_75

    I ordered a Black Note 7 and am stoked. I also find it interesting that we are discovering little things that actually improve on the S7 that weren’t talked about by Samsung… things like the screen being able to achieve higher brightness levels and the fact that the DAC is the same one in the HTC 10 and not the Qualcomm integrated one like in the S7 that sounds pretty crappy to the latest news that the phone may support 4x4MIMO for double download speeds. There’s even some speculation based on a Qualcomm news release that the device will be Quick Charge 3.0 enabled.

    • cdm283813

      I’m digging the fact that you can create custom power profiles with a screen resolution of 1080p or 720p. I forced 1080P on my Nexus 6 and I notice no difference in screen quality.

      http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-7-power-saving-mode-707558/

      • James_75

        Great point.. I’m curious to see what difference that makes in battery life..

        • Turb0wned

          Same here.

  • true caller

    Yes I pre-ordered the black onyx

  • B!

    “Were you one of customers who pre-ordered? Excited for your new device to ship?”

    Yes.
    So excited I went to Best Buy & played with the phone for an hour. The only thing I didn’t do was sign in to my Google account & install custom launchers & icon packs. I did have fun proving the Samsung rep wrong & showing her that my phone is on MM & not Lollipop.

  • jak_341

    Preordered a black one! I haven’t been this excited about a phone in a long time.

    • giving_it_like_a_champ

      bend over… you’ll be excited to call 911 on any phone

  • carhauler1969

    Pre-ordered one for the wife, & one for myself. Wife is coming from the Note 5, me from the LG V10. I have very high expectations for this phone, it has a lot to live up to vs. my LG V10, which has been the best phone I’ve owned in +6 years.

    • B!

      I was unimpressed by the V10. LG had come a long way in 4 years, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t Note competitor worthy IMO. I hope you like the Note 7.

      • carhauler1969

        V10 has been the only phone I’ve owned in 6 years that I haven’t rooted and hacked straight out of the box. It’s still unmolested nearly 10 months later. It’s been bulletproof in terms of build quality, and a solid performer in my every day use. It was arguably the most underrated, over achieving phone of 2015. Funny, I bought it on launch day after going to the T-Mobile store to purchase a Note 5.
        We shall see with the Note 7, I haven’t owned a Samsung device since the Note 2. And 4 of my last 5 phones have been LG’s.

        • B!

          It was definitely a sleeper. I like how LG has stepped their game up the last few years. I won an Optimus G Pro in 2013 & was impressed with its size & features, but I used it to trade in & get my Note 3 after I ditched Motorola. I almost considered getting the V10 after the Note 5 came out & didn’t have an SD card slot, but by that time I was waiting on the S7 rumors & just toughed out my Note 4. Can’t wait until next week!

          • carhauler1969

            Me neither, haven’t been this hyped for a phone in a very long time.

          • B!

            I’m halfway tempted to go get my case but that’ll just worsen my anticipation.

          • James_75

            I know!!! I’ve purchased 3 different cases and a few type C cables of varying lengths already.. 9 more days!!

          • B!

            What cases did you go with?

          • James_75

            All Spigen; Neo Hybrid, Thin Fit, and a Tough armor. I’ll use them each for different circumstances.

          • B!

            Nice! I’m doing my usual holster shell combo & silicone gel case with the latter being my everyday case. I still love holsters even though they’re so 2010. The shell gets used whenever I’m watching YouTube for a long time.

          • carhauler1969

            Bought the case & screen protector yesterday 🙁

          • Big EZ

            The Note 2 was my only Samsung smart phone and it was a bad experience. I used several others as well and they were pretty bad compared to LG G series and the V10. I hope the Note 7 pans out because I’m afraid LG may be ditching all that was so great about the G2/3/4 and V10.

      • Big EZ

        The LG G2, G3, G4, and V10 were far and away better than the Samsung phones of the time. The Note 2, 3, 4, and S6 were pretty bad. I haven’t used the S7, but the S7 Edge and Note 7 look intriguing if they don’t turn out to be garbage like their previous phones.

    • James_75

      Nice! That’s how I’ve felt about my Note 5.. best phone I’ve ever had. Material Dark theme from the Samsung store, Nova Prime set up with gestures, and load up your favorite icon pack and it’s all set.

    • Iz Zoo

      I have the v10 also. Have you gotten the boot loading freeze ?my first one froze after having it only 4 months and I had to get a refurbished one. I was really pissed

      • hkklife

        Not yet for me. I was going to get a Note 7 at full retail but Samsung’s legacy of buggt updates and toasted batteries scared me off permanently. So i got a gently used V10 to tide me over for the next 6-12 months. So far it has been great but the battery life could be better and I am really wanting Type-C.

    • Synacks

      the Note 7 will absolutely ruin any good thoughts you ever had about the V10

  • Cindy Lou

    Pre-ordered the black onxy from Sams. Went to Best Buy today and played with one. Super nice! Can’t wait to get it. Coming from the Note 5.

    • Mr. Mike

      Not even gonna give the Note 6 a go? Badumpish

      • Cindy Lou

        That’s funny!

      • defcon888

        The Note 6 is so yesterday…..LOL

        • Primehotep Ase

          LOL!!!!!!!!

  • The Doctor

    I didn’t preorder, but I’ll be picking one up at Best Buy!

    • NeilGeorge

      if you pre order you get the goodies..

      • The Doctor

        True, but I’m currently on a 14 day return period for a Moto Z Force Droid and I may trade that in for the Note7 next Friday.

        • Mike Aurin

          What’s going to push you to the Note? I’ve got the Z Force myself and love it.

          • The Doctor

            I love the Z Force too, but the lack of IP68 rating makes me nervous. I love everything else about the phone, though.

          • Mike Aurin

            Yeah I’m curious to know just how protective that “nano coating is” haha. I went on a water ride at Universal yesterday, got fairly soaked and the phone was fine. That’ll only last for so long though.

          • The Doctor

            Yep. I’m nervous about how long it’ll last. I’m more than likely pulling the trigger on the Note7 next week, if there’s enough in stock. I’m going to be at Best Buy at 10 am when they open, so hopefully…

          • B!

            I was gonna go that route but with a busy summer I wiped out all my sick time so I can’t get it when they open at 10AM & I’m going out of town on the 19th after work so that’s out. Preordered it & having it shipped to my mother-in-laws place since she works from home so hopefully delivery will be hiccup free.

        • B!

          Looked at that phone twice & it just came off as dated to me. Like a bigger version of Moto phones from 3 years ago. I understand if it ain’t broke…but the look was still 2013ish.

      • ac

        Actually, that’s a mis-conception going around. The Samsung promotion offering choice of Gear fit 2 or micro SD is contingent on purchase up until 8/28. The phone release is on the 19th, so that gives people 9 days to get in on that promotion.

      • Jason James

        Or if 500,000 people go buy the s7 edge you won’t get anything because they ask for an imei # unless they give you that number when you pre order. People got a 16 day head start if you get the s7 edge

        • Iz Zoo

          You have to email them a copy of your receipt after you fill out the form

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Is it on display at best buy yet?

    • NeilGeorge

      Surprisingly Costco had it on display…

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        They’re the ones who almost always have the dummies on display lol

        • NeilGeorge

          When I went to preorder mine, I looked at it from far, thought it was dummy as well but the screen moved. The sales guys was surprised that they got one.
          They have one color.

    • The Doctor

      Yes. I was playing around with the Note7 on Monday at a Best Buy.

    • Destroythanet

      Yeah I just saw it today. It’s damn nice. Very comfortable in hand. So much more so than my old Note 4 and noticeably better than even the 5. Doesn’t seem bulky enough to be a 5.7″ phablet.

    • AT&T has it on display

      • cdm283813

        Best buy had it the day after announcement. I was shocked.

    • Fred

      2 silver and 2 black were on display. I ordered the blue from Verizon, but that black is niiiiiice.

    • B!

      Been on display dude.

  • NeilGeorge

    Prordered mine from Costco today.. Getting it on the 17th I believe,, They only had the silver.. oh well.. Can’t wait .,,

    • James_75

      Did they have any special promos besides the ones Samsung is offering? Any bundles?

      • NeilGeorge

        None honestly.. I pre-ordered from Costco Samsung GS4. They did not know until the shipment came in. I have to wait and see, Heard VZ is doing trade in a good working phone and you will get $300 off or you choose the freebies,

  • Droid4life

    Finally retiring the good ol’ Note 4. Been a good run. Blue Coral N7 on its way soon.

    • James_75

      I’m really looking forward to reading feedback from the all the Note 4 users who are upgrading to the 7… and then all the Note 4 owners who have done nothing but bash the hell out the 7..

      • B!

        Coming from the Note 4 I’m not sure why any Note 4 user would bash the hell outta the Note 7, including the lack of a removable battery.

    • Corgigrrl

      That’s what I would pick, if I didn’t have 2 years left to pay on my Note 4. It’s the best phone I’ve ever had, it replaced an iPhone but before that I always had androids. Maybe I’ll get that Note 7 in 2 years haha!!

    • Jdub174

      I’m doing the same but i went with silver. Note 4 was a beast.

    • defcon888

      I pre-ordered mine on day 1 of ordering (Aug. 3rd). I got the blue one myself….the black and white ones look nice, but I like to be different so I got the blue. T-Mo surprisingly isn’t offering the gold one…which to me is to “Kardashian” for me.

  • mcdonsco

    Now let’s just hope T-Mobile does their thing and ships them a week early as they usually do!

  • I just don’t see how there could be THAT much of a reason to get this over the S7 Edge that has been out for months, it’s not like this is revolutionary over it. It does have the S-pen, but other than that it’s just a slightly larger S7 Edge which is significantly more expensive today.

    • mcdonsco

      Go check one out, it’s AWESOME.

      • How so? I have an S7 Edge and love it, but I really don’t see what could be THAT much better about the Note 7.

        • mcdonsco

          I’ve owned the s7e too and it just is. Much more comfortable in hand, the edge screen doesn’t seem like it would hinder usability ad much as the s7e does, and it’s a ip68 NOTE…Just need to use it to get it i guess.

    • The Doctor

      I’m ditching my S7 edge for one. I’ve always wanted a water resistant Note.

      • Jeff “BIG RED”

        2nd that.

    • dsignori

      Compared to the S7E, the Note 7 has:
      – 64GB base storage
      – Improved display in every area according to DisplayMate
      – Awesome new power saving modes with customizable Display resolutions (can take it down to 1080 or 720p, can lower CPU usage, etc)
      – Improved S-Pen goodness
      – Dual auto-brightness sensors
      – Bigger Screen
      – Iris Scanner (if you care, I don’t)
      – Improved Always on Display with 3rd Party notifications
      – Freebies at purchase, like a 256gb sd card or Gear Fit 2

      • RichardWrite

        You forgot Gorilla Glass 5

      • hkklife

        Compared to the Note 7, the S7 Edge’s only advantage is the slightly larger battery. The smaller size and microUSB are highly debatable “pros”. So while the Note 7 is superior to the S7E, I think most folks have a problem of it not being THAT much better to justify the extra $

      • James_75

        There’s some rumblings (based on a Qualcomm press release that states it) that it will in fact have Quick Charge 3.0 but the charger it comes with will be the standard adaptive fast charger (2.0). It’s also supposedly 4x4MIMO capable which is a bit of future proofing.

      • NeilGeorge

        Glance PiP ??

    • Fred

      It’s not just a slightly larger edge, get over it. And stop trying to just dismiss the s pen, that’s what the note is all about.

      • I know some people love it, but the majority of Note users rarely use the S-pen, short of taking it out to show how cool it is.

        • B!

          This was true in 2013.

          • Nah, I can count on my hands the number of times I’ve seen Note users actually use the S-pen. 99% of the time people that have them don’t use it, or only use it when showing off how cool it is. I had a Note 5 for a while and I never used it either.

          • B!

            “…but the majority of Note users rarely use the S-pen, short of taking it out to show how cool it is.”

            “Nah, I can count on my hands the number of times I’ve seen Note users actually use the S-pen.”

            So are you speaking on behalf of ALL Note users, people you saw or yourself when you had the 5?

            “99% of the time people that have them don’t use it, or only use it when showing off how cool it is.”

            What survey was this conducted from & when? Based on your percentage quote that has to be from a survey unless you know every Note user there is. Speak only for yourself before you go tryingto speak on behalf of ask Note users.

            -typed with my S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 4.

          • I’m not speaking of just my use case, I’m speaking for everyone I see using their phones, and I can’t even recall the last time I saw anyone with a Note actually use the S-pen.

          • B!

            Probably where you are but I see people using theirs quite a bit. I didn’t use it at first but I misplaced my S-Pen & didn’t realize how much I use it until it was gone. Luckily it was in a pair of pants that had gone thru the washer and dryer a few times & to my surprise the thing still worked. That sold me on waiting for the Note instead of getting the S7 Edge.

          • James_75

            Everyone I work with has one and uses it often…

  • jbworldwide1

    I played with one at the Costco today. I might JUMP, I might…

  • King of Nynex

    The phone looks awesome, but for close to a grand, I should be able to buy it from Samsung and take it to whatever carrier I want with no bloat.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That shouldn’t be far behind

      • Marc Perrusquia

        It took the S7 almost 4 months, and one Samsung rep on twitter claimed it won’t get updates. They’ll probably claim poor sales to justify not ever launching an unlocked Note 7. Hopefully I’m wrong about that.

        • cdm283813

          Do you mean Note 5 or S6? Because the S7 launched with marshmallow..

          • Marc Perrusquia

            Do you lack basic reading comprehension? If you had read the previous comments I was clearly referring to an unlocked model being sold….

          • BG

            No you weren’t

          • Marc Perrusquia

            How was I not? Do you have some psychic ability to read my thoughts while I type comments?

          • cdm283813

            Guy, I thought you were taking about software updates. No reason to get tight.

        • Steve Larson

          I’m buying an unlocked note 7

        • markyrocks

          Dude my note 4 is 2 years old. I think it came with kit kat and now I’m up to marshmellow. … they definitely have and unlocked note 7. Are you high?

    • cdm283813

      I hate the high cost too but my iPhone 6S 64GB cost me $750 and that’s with no freebies. The iPhone 6S Plus 64GB is $850. The Note is damn expensive but what other phone matches it’s features? The Note 7 just adds so much over the competition and it’s the best looking phone in a manageable body.
      My only con for the Note (and any other Samsung) is that Android N will take some time. If it had Android N out the box I would have preordered day one.

      • Alex Alexander

        Notes are far beyond Android. Their own TouchWiz and S-Pen functions make them different and that’s the reason of the Note.
        I stopped worrying about Android versions after getting my first Note 2.
        There is nothing Android N can have that make the Note better that what it is with its functionality.
        A S6 or S7, maybe yes, but not the Note.

        • Big EZ

          Owning the Note 2, and tinkering with others Note 3, 4, and S6 is what makes me leary of buying another Samsung. The Note 7 is intriguing, but I can’t shake how bad the Note 2 was.

          • Eric R.

            What? I thought the Note 2 was awesome. Did you get the ugly Verizon Home Button edition?

          • Big EZ

            A Verizon branding was the least of the Note 2’s problems. I loved it at first because of the screen size and multi window. However, it didn’t take but a few weeks to start lagging and never stopped. I’d find a rom that ran well and within a week it was sluggish again. Some roms would fix some issues but introduce other bugs. Stock it would shutdown when using GPS at the worst possible times.

            The G3 was a breath of fresh air. With just a mild debloating it took about a year to show any signs of slowing down, and at two years it was no where near as bogged down as the Note’s were after 3-4 weeks. I read all the reviews saying that the S6 finally fixed the lagging issue with Samsung phones, but that was BS, they had the same problems as previous phones. Hopefully the S7’s and Note 7 can finally fix this problem for Samsung.

          • sinfoman

            “a few weeks to start lagging and never stopped. “- FWIW< My Note 4 has almost exactly zero lag. Every now and again when everything is running it bogs the processor a bit, but honestly that's going to happen with most any phone. My wife's s6 has ZERO lag. None. Samsung has come a LONG way in optimizing their chipsets/software in the last few years. go for it. You'll be impressed how different an experience it is.

          • Big EZ

            My co-worker has a Note 4 that I’ve used. When I first asked her how she liked it she said she loved the screen and fast internet, but missed how smooth her old Droid X was. A 2010 DROID X! Granted, it was running liberty rom and autokiller (ram manager, not app killer). When I used it it lagged, but it was stock not rooted.

          • sinfoman

            Hunh. Weird. I will say that I’m not your average user. I’m ANAL about my phones. But I have 85 separate apps on my phone and have more or less everything on (BT, NFC, Location-High, etc.) as well as three different widgets on the home screen. It’s buttery smooth 98% of the time. Full disclosure, I use Nova launcher instead of touchwiz, but I’m not rooted and it’s still a pretty amazing phone. Honestly, I’d be buying a Note 7- the same goodness of my 4 with a faster processor and water resistance and USB-C and more SPen features- … if my wife would let me. 😉

          • Greyhame

            While others are commenting to the contrary of your issues, I’m going to agree with you. I never owned a Note 2, but I did own a Note 4 on VZW. That glorious screen and all-day battery life were too much to pass up. Since then I have moved to a LG G4, which was disastrous to hold (so unbalanced!) and had terrible battery life. That went back for an S6, which had the G4 beat both in terms of quality, skin and battery life. That lasted awhile, but the Samsung lag was too much to deal with, especially compared to my old Nexus 5 (work phone) which just flew through the OS. The S6 was eventually replaced by a Nexus 5X and then a Nexus 6P. While the 5X was a bit of a disappointment, I’ve really enjoyed the 6P, despite its too large size. My wife is still using her Note 4 that was purchased at the same time as mine was. The lag is extremely frustrating for her now. And the all-day battery life has definitely not stuck around through two years.

            Those who claim that the Note 4 or S6 were/are lag free are clueless as to how a phone can and should be buttery smooth (like Nexus phones have been since the Nexus 5). Sorry, but it’s true.

          • Big EZ

            What did you find so disastrous about the balance of the G4?

            I just wish that Nexus devices didn’t always have a couple issues. No microSD is big for me, then small battery and in the past bad camera. Of course, most people don’t need as much storage or battery life as I do.

            The G4 has been very smooth for me. I did debloate it a little though. That’s my problem with Samsung, it took a ton of work to keep the Note 2 running decent and it was never without major flaws (Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, camera, etc.)

            The battery life on my G4 on Marshmallow was horrible, like a count down clock. I downgraded to lollipop for root, and the battery life is good. The G3 was better, but I never even updated from KitKat, it was that amazing. I wish I could get back all the features LG dropped for stock Android in Lollipop.

          • Greyhame

            I had a very hard time using the G4 one-handed. Maybe it was just me, but even my 6P seems better to manage. Who knows, maybe my memory is a bit foggy on this (or biased towards the Nexus.. hey, at least I’m honest). The main reason it went back was due to terrible battery life and an extremely annoying notification bug that plagued my VZW version; you couldn’t expand notifications, which was infuriating.

            My 6P gets 4h of SOT even with Wifi, BT, GPS and all of Google’s location features enabled 24/7. And this is with a near year old phone. That’s the huge advantage of large phones and the main reason I’ll probably go with Marlin when the time comes. The S6 lasted longer than the G4, but it was rooted and heavily debloated. MicroSD cards would be nice, but it’s not a deal breaker for me.

            What will be your next phone?

          • Big EZ

            As of right now I plan to stick with the G4 until a suitable replacement comes along. If the next Nexus has better battery life and camera, then I might just get an adapter door my microSD. The Note 7 looks interesting, but I’d have to wait a few months to see if it holds up well. My hope would be that LG goes back to the G3 form factor for the G6.

            I was getting 4-4:30 SOT with my stock battery on my G4. Now I’m getting 7-9 hours on my extended battery. On my G3 I got 4:30-5 on stock and 9-11 on the extended battery.

          • Greyhame

            That’s impressive battery life! Glad you’re liking your G4.

          • wh1te_mag1c

            I also noticed the same. The G4 has truly disappointing battery life. I could take the usual measure, like uninstall the official Facebook app, use Greenify extensively, but I thought that era was over after using phone like the OnePlus One. I wonder if running CyanogenMod on the G4 would fix the battery issues?

          • markyrocks

            Using a note 4 now… it destroys my brothers nexus 6 in just about every category. He’s had Nothing but problems with that phone. Sure my note 4 has some hiccups every once in awhile, but it is a 2 year old phone that is basically full. I have thousands of pictures, hundreds of videos, hours and hours of music. I don’t think this phone has ever been factory reset. But ya my household has 6 samsung phones and tablets aND they all just work.

          • Greyhame

            There are others who would argue the contrary. Glad you enjoy your phone.

          • Greyhame
          • markyrocks

            Your talking about the note 2? Dude move on. My note 4 is fantastic to the point I had to really do some serious considering as to whether it is even worth the upgrade to the note 7. I decided to give this phone to my wife and get the 7. The battery is waning but I bought a couple replacements on ebay. After a factory reset this note 4 will perform like it’s new again. This phone is by far the best I’ve ever owned. I’ll never own anything besides samsung. Not bc I’m a fanboy. It’s bc me and my friends and family have used them for years with next to no issues. My brother sat on his s5 and broke the screen but it still works.

          • Big EZ

            My experience with the Note 4 was pretty bad. My co-worker said she misses how smooth her Droid X was before she got the Note 4. Even though the X was running liberty rom, it’s sad that a phone from 2010 was smoother than the Note 4. The S6 was the latest Samsung I’ve used and it lagged as well.

          • markyrocks

            Well dude when you have a giant high resolution phone it does take more resources to push the thing. Kinda how Nintendo starts up instantly but ps4 takes a few seconds. Here’s the thing man touchwiz is a requirement for a note phone. Without it you lose the pen. Without the pen you just have any other phablet. If you somehow go through your life without the pen then congrats you don’t need a note phone.

          • markyrocks

            “S6 lagged as well”….compared to what? How are you doing these tests are you using a superslowmo camera to do comparisons? O your using your thumb dyno? So your saying you have no idea bc it sounds like you’re definitely biased against samsung. Why are you even here? O that’s right to bash samsung. Your seriously full of it dude. If comparing 2 phones one is .001 second slower is “laggy” then you must be the most impatient person on the planet.

          • Big EZ

            I’m on here because I’m hoping that the Note 7 isn’t garbage like Samsung’s previous phones since it’s the only hope for a decent phone this year (Nexus is out because of lack of microSD slot).

            I’m judging based on using it, not on any benchmarks that mean nothing during real world use. Sure they are smooth out of the box, but after a month or so they start showing lag. I judged the Note 4 and S6 based on my G3, which was about a year old when I compared it to the S6. The first time I messed with the S6 it was great. About a month later it was noticeably slower, not .001 seconds slower.

            HTC hasn’t done anything thing interesting in awhile. LG screwed up everything good they had going this year. The G2/3/4 were under rated. Moto, well, they’ve dropped off as a reliable option. The Note 7 is the only intriguing phone this year. I only hope it finally rids Samsung’s notorious jank.

          • Steve Larson

            I skipped the 2 and bought the 3. It was an amazing phone

          • cbn4forums

            You need to shake it off… it has been many years since the Note 2. I used Note 3 and was great then moved to the Note 4 which was really great but was my last before I moved to Nexus. Could easily move back if it wasn’t for their delay in OS upgrades thanks to AT&T.

          • Big EZ

            I’ve also had experience with the Note 3/4 and S6. I haven’t had experience with the S7’s so they may have finally fixed the lag issues, but that’s what the reviews said about the S6 until it came out and people started complaining.

          • vcarvega

            The Note 4 was awesome… still a bit more sluggish than stock Android, but that was the first great one imo. At any rate, all the reviews of the Note 7 indicate that the hardware/software combination is the best available right now.

        • cdm283813

          Actually I’m worried about how Samsung will handle multi window multitasking in Android N for the Note 7. That’s pretty major. Will they go stock Android route and dump what they’ve been doing the last 3 to 4 years? Or will they add their own spin to it?

          • Alex Alexander

            I hope they continue with their own solution that is pretty mature now.

          • vcarvega

            There’s not really anything to add… they’ll simply be able to use their feature for more apps now, since it’s baked into the OS.

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      • cooldoods

        I had the original Note and the Note 3. Hated that the Note 5 loses so many features that matter to me so I switched to LG V10. MicroSD support up to 2TB, 64GB base storage, removable battery, IR blaster, great camera (though the Note is a few notches better), wide-angle front camera, FM radio, built-in HiFi DAC, and a great launcher. The Note 7 doesn’t impress me.

    • jagema

      Especially with almost identical hardware to the S7E. I just bought a brand new S7E unlocked here in Europe for 600 Euro, can’t see the Note being that much more valuable tbh

      • Johny Bravo

        why didnt you buy oneplus 3 for 400 euro?

      • cbn4forums

        How fast does the unlocked S7E get updates?

    • michael arazan

      $1K is fine if it works for 5 years and supported for as long too

  • discstu37

    I was shocked that the VR device wasn’t able to be preordered at the same time as the note 7. Just happened to come upon it on Amazon only yesterday.

  • JLV90

    Pre-order by customers or carriers? Usually when Samsung reports these they give a carrier pre-order number.

  • Eric R.

    That’s great for Samsung. The S7 was already outselling the iPhone 6s in the US, they’ll probably continue with the Note 7.

  • Defenestratus

    I won’t lie.

    I want one.

    (With stock Android)

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Theme + Google Launcher = Done.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Yup Gets pretty darn close

        • nexodus09

          Until you remember that you won’t get updates like a stock device and realize it’s all a sham to get you to fall for buying one of their devices. The more 7 will be lucky if it gets 7.0 by February.

          • James_75

            IDK, I had a Nexus 6 and while it was nice to get updates right away I believe the Android OS is getting to the point where it’s stable enough to where it’s just not as important to me any more. I mean Nougat doesn’t seem to be that much more capable than M at this point. TW already has split screen capabilities. If there are bugs with N I’d almost rather wait until they are worked out before My Note 7 gets updated but that’s just me.

          • DanSan

            im at the point where these monthly updates annoy me. my nexus 6 is rooted and xposed module running on it. these updates have been more of a pain than anything. i know it sounds so strange but i wish they’d slow down a little…

            i basically skip every other update, load them then redo my xposed setup since its such a pain,

      • jagema

        Plus Samsung Good Lock – gives you a complete stock android quick toggles pane.